Category Archives: Do what you can with what you have

100 day challenge: so what is it?

It’s actually very, very simple, and takes a commitment of just one hour of my time each day. This is what I have set myself to do: Exercise – at least 50-60 minutes of reasonably strenuous exercise every day.  A … Continue reading

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My 100 day challenge: the background

I’m a doer, not a ‘have done-er’, if that makes sense.  When confronted with a problem or a difficulty, I look for something I can do to resolve it. This 100 day challenge is my personal, individual response to the … Continue reading

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Health matters

Something I’ve been reflecting on quite a lot of late, for reasons partly related to me and partly related to others.  The latter not mine to share; the former is. A couple of years ago, while walking the London Capital … Continue reading

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Do what you can with what you have: water

In this long hot dry spell, it feels like a good time to write about how we use water, and how we can use less of it.  Especially those of us who have gardens and plants in pots, and tender … Continue reading

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Food for thought, thought for food

I’ve always enjoyed learning new things.  My current special interest centres on everything to do with food. where does it come from? how was it grown / made / distributed? what cultural history does it have? working to be more … Continue reading

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A pocket full of Rye

Drawing on what we learnt from our ‘gap year’, we returned to Rye to continue our exploration of a new-to-us part of the country. We stayed at the same lovely b and b where we stayed last year, and visited … Continue reading

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Money matters

Below is a post originally published on the Bath City Farm blog.  I thought you might find it interesting – I’m sure the issues raised apply to all small charities and community groups.  I hope it illustrates our struggles to … Continue reading

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